Conscious Existence | A Journey Within

We are gifted every moment with life's most precious achievement: A conscious mind, enabling us to sense and hold within the universe's boundless beauty.

  • Marc Zimmermann
    Director
  • Felix Fahle
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short, Virtual Reality
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 1, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    12,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    360 spherical, stereo over-under
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Stereopsia 2018
    Brussels
    Belgium
    December 7, 2018
    Winner, Lumiere Award "Best Visual VR Content"
  • Animago Award 2018
    Munic
    Germany
    October 26, 2018
    Nomination "Best AR/VR/360° Production"
  • Sehsüchte 2019
    Berlin
    Germany
    Official Selection
  • Landshut Filmfestival 2019
    Landshut
    Germany
    Official Selection
  • CPH:DOX 2019
    Copenhagen
    Official Selection
  • Lava Virtual (Showcase) 2019
    Laval
    France
  • Series Mania 2019
    Lille
    France
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Marc Zimmermann

Marc Zimmermann, born 1990 in Dresden (Germany), is a digital artist with a passion for matte painting, digital environments and visual effects. After working as an intern at Artificial Illusions Film OHG and AVANGA Filmproduktion GmbH in the fields of 3D-animation, visual effects and compositing he studied at the “Institute of Animation, Visual Effects and Digital Postproduction” (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg) where he
got his diploma in animation in 2015.
Besides working as a freelancer for film and advertising he consistently creates personal projects that use landscapes and environments to tell stories and provoke emotions. In his personal projects he creates everything from concept art to music and sound design.
Currently he is digging deeper into the realm of virtual reality.

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Director Statement

With the virtual-reality experience Conscious Existence I intend to praise life’s most precious achievement - our conscious mind.
Our way of thinking about life influences our perception of the world around us. False priorities can act like blinders and make us overlook the ever-present beauty of the universe, which can be our greatest source of energy and inspiration. A positive and appreciative mindset enables us to harvest that energy to fuel our inner space and retain wellbeing. We need keep our ability to see the world through the wondering eyes of a child.
The viewer will be sent onto a journey towards consciousness and shall himself transcend into a relaxed, appreciative emotional state.